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Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations...
Sep. 22, 2018

Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second trial is set to begin Tuesday for a man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire. Jurors couldn't reach a...
Sep. 22, 2018

The Latest: Arab separatist group claims Iran attack

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 6:50 p.m. A spokesman for an Arab separatist group in Iran says members of his organization...
Sep. 22, 2018

The Latest: North Carolina floodwaters still 'treacherous'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:15 a.m. North Carolina's governor says "treacherous" floodwaters are still threatening the state more than...
Sep. 22, 2018

The Latest: Latest deadline looms for Kavanaugh accuser

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Saturday at 2:30...
Sep. 22, 2018

China summons US ambassador over sanctions move

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say the foreign ministry has summoned the U.S. ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter...
Sep. 22, 2018

Top political donor to GOP says he's no longer a Republican

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The billionaire CEO of the Ohio-based company behind Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works is no longer a Republican. L Brands founder Leslie Wexner said...
Sep. 22, 2018

Standoff has Kavanaugh accuser's Senate appearance in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes confrontation over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee grinded into Saturday as Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford...
Sep. 22, 2018

Maldives police raid opposition candidate's office

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives said they raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a...
Sep. 22, 2018

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and...
Sep. 22, 2018

Chinese hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — A Chinese navy hospital ship has docked near Venezuela's capital as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other...
Sep. 22, 2018

Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 209

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for...
Sep. 22, 2018

Police beef up security for UN gathering, Trump visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are facing an epic security and logistical challenge with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for...
Sep. 22, 2018

The Latest: Maldives police raid opposition's main office

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Police in the Maldives say they have raided the main campaign office of the...
Sep. 22, 2018

Russian space chief vague on moon outpost plans

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency chief has made an opaque statement about its involvement in the NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but officials clarified that...
Sep. 22, 2018

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — National Democrats have doubled their spending for state legislative elections in an attempt to chip away at the Republican dominance in state capitols. Republicans also...
Sep. 22, 2018

Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal agency has sued Party City over allegations that it failed to hire a New Hampshire woman after it learned she has autism. The Equal...
Sep. 22, 2018

Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election.
Sep. 22, 2018

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago cop to be tossed

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say they will dismiss the convictions of 18 more people that resulted from investigations by a corrupt police sergeant and his crew of tactical officers. The...
Sep. 22, 2018

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers' Dickey Betts

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. The Dickey...
Sep. 22, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant claims on Kavanaugh, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juggling a suddenly hot-potato Supreme Court nomination and midterm-election jousting, President Donald Trump flubbed facts across a broad front over the past week. His comments about nominee...
Sep. 22, 2018

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

MOSCOW (AP) — For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several...
Sep. 22, 2018

Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half...
Sep. 22, 2018

US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried an airstrike that killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia. The U.S...
Sep. 22, 2018

Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut...
Sep. 22, 2018

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